“I never saw unicorn alive before!” said Alice.
“Well, now that we have seen each other,” said the Unicorn, “if you’ll believe in me, I’ll believe in you. “
(Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), Through the Looking-Glass, ch. VII, Macmillan (1872).)
A stubborn little sprout braved its way through the darkness of soil and the chaos on the ground. It was wild and messy world, with no other way out, only up. And up our sprout got, getting taller and stronger. Until one day it was big enough to notice the others around him. The little garden was full of beautiful roses in all shapes and colors.
– Where they all came from? -wondered the sprout.
– When you are small, you are stuck in your small world and you don’t see anything else, – whispered the wind.
-You have grown up now and you can see the other flowers that look just like you.
If you grow a bit more you will be able to see the other worlds: the singing world of birds, the flying world of butterflies and the nurturing world of bees.
And if you grow even higher, you will see the entire Universe! Only the best and tallest roses could get there. The night sky is illuminated with their bright blossoms!
– I never saw stars before! How can I get there? – asked the sprout.
– If you’ll believe in the stars, the stars will believe in you!